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Brexit and beyond: a Pandora’s Box?

Bailey, David and Budd, Leslie (2019). Brexit and beyond: a Pandora’s Box? Contemporary Social Science, 14(2) pp. 157–173.

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A fundamental challenge for addressing ‘Brexit and Beyond’ is its multi-faceted and multi-dimensional nature. This is also reflected in the multitude of analytical accounts of its causes and potential outcomes. These accounts, however, have tended to focus on voting behaviours and a number of economic scenarios in general. This special issue makes a different contribution in focusing on four lines of enquiry that can be generalised into a critical narrative of one of the most complex issues facing social sciences for over sixty years. These lines comprise: ‘drivers of the economy - industry, trade and immigration’; ‘Brexit’s wider European context’; ‘From politics to territorial governance’; and ‘Post-Brexit rural and fisheries policy’. By setting this analysis in a brief historical reading of ‘Europe versus Empire’, the Introduction to this special issue provides a context for understanding Brexit’s deeper and wider resonance.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Academy of Social Sciences
ISSN: 2158-205X
Keywords: Brexit; European Union; public policy; territorial governance
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 62240
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 08:41
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